How do you make Martha Stewart caramel popcorn?
In a small saucepan, bring butter, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons water to a boil, stirring constantly. Working quickly, drizzle popcorn with sugar syrup, and toss. Spread popcorn evenly on prepared baking sheet. Bake, tossing occasionally, until golden and shiny, about 40 minutes.
Why is my caramel popcorn soggy?
The longer you cook the syrup (the mixture of sugar and water the forms the base of the caramel sauce), the crunchier your popcorn will be.
Is kettle corn the same as caramel corn?
Caramel corn is made from regular popping corn. Kettle corn is also made from regular popping corn. The difference is how it’s popped. Kettle corn is traditionally made in a large, iron kettle that has been oiled.
What does baking soda do in caramel?
The purpose of baking soda in the caramel is to react with the acid (the brown sugar and corn syrup), which creates tiny carbon dioxide air bubbles. Hence, the foaming you see in the photo above. Once the caramel has cooled on your popcorn, the air bubbles inside the caramel create a softer texture.
What is poppycock popcorn?
Poppycock is a brand of candied popcorn. Though it is marketed in a variety of combinations, the original mixture consists of clusters of popcorn, almonds, and pecans covered in a candy glaze. Other specialty combinations include mixtures with emphasis on cashews, chocolate, and pecans.
Why is my caramel popcorn chewy?
Baking soda in Caramel Popcorn Once the caramel has cooled on the popcorn, the air bubbles inside the caramel create a softer texture. The softer texture means you won’t be biting into hard caramel. Rather, the caramel is chewy and perfectly crispy and crunchy.
Why is my caramel corn so sticky?
Why is my caramel corn so sticky? If your caramel corn came out sticky then, unfortunately, it has not been cooked properly. It is very important to bring the caramel mixture to a boil and boil it for 5 minutes. This helps make sure it dries as a shiny coating during the cooling process instead of a sticky mess.
What is caramel popcorn called?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Caramel corn, caramel popcorn.
What can I use instead of corn syrup in caramel?
If making a caramel, and a recipe calls for corn syrup, you can substitute a dash of lemon juice or cream of tartar, which performs nearly the same function. In other cases, like my Best Chocolate Sauce, corn syrup is used to give it a shine.